Since 2005, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze has been offering up the finest in Halloween-emblazoned pumpkin artistry in the greater New York City region. Located in Croton-On-Hudson, just about 40 miles outside the city, the event has become a beloved Halloween tradition for locals, with over 7,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display. The pumpkin party has gotten so popular, they even expanded last year to a second location on Long Island at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
The Blaze is already well underway at Van Cortland Manor, and as always, there are some spectacular pumpkins to check out. That includes a recreation of Midtown Manhattan (complete with hot dog cart, ambulance, and Radio City signage); a skeleton pumpkin walking dog and cat pumpkins; their annual Statue Of Liberty made of pumpkins; creepy crawly spider pumpkins; dinosaur and dragon pumpkins; fine art pumpkins (including recreations of famous works by the likes of Banksy, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Vincent Van Gogh, etc); electric blue jellyfish pumpkins; a Headless Horseman Bridge; and more.
Thankfully, you have several more weeks to catch the Blaze in person before these pumpkins get turned into Thanksgiving pie. But for now, you can check out photos above from the Hudson Valley Blaze, courtesy of photographer Tod Seelie.